While fiberglass and cellulose insulation appear cheaper at a glance, they require added costs for air sealing, vapor control, framing materials, HVAC sizing and more - without equaling the performance of ccSPF. Get the added value of more performance with less hassle!
Superior All-In-One Performance with Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (ccSPF) for a Comparable Cost
Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent was used in an NCFI spray foam roofing system on a private residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Video case study demonstrates the effectiveness of Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in wall insulation in a net zero energy building.
Replace common myths about spray foam with the facts in this webinar designed to help you use closed-cell spray foam insulation with confidence.
The Challenge: Provide an insulation solution to meet aggressive energy goals for a 2800 sq. ft. home, built in 1928. The Solution: A new closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) system for wall insulation developed by Lapolla Industries, formulated with Honeywell Solstice¬ģ Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA). Learn More.
Finally‚Ä¶ a Sustainable 100 Percent Effective Termite Barrier: Breakthrough Pango Wrap¬ģ Reinvents Subterranean Termite Control for Today‚Äôs Environmentally-Minded Home Buyer
600,000 and counting: That‚Äôs the estimated number of U.S. homes damaged by termites every year. Learn how the nation's leading below-slab vapor barrier maker created a long-lasting, environmentally-safe termite defense system that combines both termite control and a vapor barrier.
Spray foam is an alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation. Its unique qualities make it extremely effective, environmentally friendly, and cost-efficient. This course will provide an overview of how spray foam insulation compares to traditional insulation materials. The course will define spray foams for interior and exterior use, explain how spray foam insulation functions in residential and commercial buildings, and provide detailed information about the advantages of spray foam as a tool for reducing energy consumption and carbon footprints. The course will also discuss the use of recycled, renewable, and green materials in the production and application of spray foam.
This course provides guidance for architects and builders on design and installation considerations relating to the use of Insulated Metal Panels and their suitability as the air barrier assembly of a building envelope. Topics covered include an introduction to air barriers and insulated metal panels, as well as an overview of code and regulatory requirements when designing for energy code compliance and common design and installation practices and techniques.
With the aid of this lesson, architects and builders will be armed with increased knowledge regarding enclosures and their component parts, the various options available, the relative advantages of insulated metal panels, particularly under certain circumstances, and key specifics and guidelines for specifying metal panels for code conformance.
In the design of building enclosures an emerging alternative is the use of spray foam insulation as exterior continuous insulation featuring the ability to resist heat, water, vapor and air movement in an uninterrupted, continuous performance installation. A significant outcome is the control of moisture mechanisms in buildings.
How spray foam insulation‚Äôs water resistive, air barrier and insulation characteristics help to control moisture is examined in detail. That it is a proven option that offers such performance in addition to allowing for design freedom and flexible installation is also discussed.
For the past decade plus, energy codes continuously increased their requirements for energy efficiency of buildings. Codes began by increasing insulation requirements and recently added an air barrier requirement to reduce air leakage of conditioned air.
The codes include prescriptive and performance requirements; however, the prescriptive requirements are what most designers utilize. Following the prescriptive requirements without consideration of the environmental conditions, both exterior and interior, can result in unintended performance of wall and roof systems. This article will discuss the current state of the code requirements, both prescriptive and performance, as well as when prescriptive requirements may result in inadequate performance.